Kachemak Drive Airport Access Road

City :City of Homer

Lattitude: 59°38'19.68''N (59.6388)
Longitude: 151°28'58.8''W (-151.4830)

Small boat launch in Homer, day use. Take Kachemak Drive to Kachemak Bay Research Reserve (KBRR), and a short hike down to beach, road in poor condition and a locked gate prevents vehicle access to the beach. There is room at the end of the gate to haul a kayak on wheels through and down the road to the beach.No camping. Please respect nearby private property to the east.

No beach parking in extreme high tides. Great scenery and wildlife seasonally.

Vessel Access:
No vehicle access beyond the locked gate. Park in the parking lot and carry kayaks 150 yards to the beach.

Access Difficulty:
unload / load at the small parking area at the beach end of the road, carry boat across muddy area by the line of rocks. If parking for more than a few hours, park at the top of the hill in the large parking lot.

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Hal

6 years ago |

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Hal

May 24, 2014 Mud Bay to Kilcher Beach Kayaking/Trail Maintenence Notes One other Kayaker and myself put in at Mud Bay at 12:30 pm – high tide. We paddled West with tail wind. Saw many houses along rapidly eroding banks of north side of Bay. Just before Miller’s Landing (about 1.5 miles after put-in ) there is a boat ramp that looks like it’s on private property that could be a potential put-in/take-out site after conversations with the owner. Paddled from Millers landing to Fritz Creek mouth – about 3 miles in about one hour. Tail wind began to pick –up and we moved along at a pretty good clip. Stopped for lunch at Fritz Creek mouth. We paddled from Fritz Creek mouth to Kilcher campground. Water very calm. Tail wind calmed for about an hour and a half then picked up again. Moved along at good clip due to tail wind. We arrived at the take out about 5 p.m. after 5 hours of paddling. Low tide at take out, so it was very muddy. Mud was very difficult to walk and carry boats on and got all over everything.

Dave rann

7 years ago |

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Dave rann

Land adjacent the east of the access road has recently been posted. Please respect private property, launch or land directly in front of the access road, across the muddy dip.

Dave Brann

7 years ago |

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Dave Brann

June 22, We had a nice paddle from the trailhead to Green Timbers and to the Airport Access Road. A casual paddle on the incoming tide took an hour to Green Timbers, another 45 minutes to the take out at the Airport road. Saw loons, shorebirds, eagles, ravens, gulls.

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